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Election Day Survival Guide


Tomorrow is election day here in the US. I know. You had no idea. I am the very first person you are hearing this from. THIS IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. 😉

Let’s address the elephant/donkey in the room, eh?

It’s going to be a mess.

No matter what the results are or how it all unfolds. As divided as things seem to be, I think we can all agree on that.

Allowing ourselves to get sucked into the whirlpool of fear and anxiety won’t change the outcomes, and will keep us from stepping into our power.

And we need your power, babe.

So here are some tips for keeping yourself as grounded as possible tomorrow (and really every day). Tag me on social media if you put one of these into practice! I’m cheering you on!

Natural Solutions for Hair Loss

I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune issue affecting the thyroid and hormone system). In addition to hair loss and breakage, I’ve been experiencing night sweats, fatigue, low libido, brain fog, loss of appetite, and anxiety. Couple that with this little global pandemic we have going on and my stress has been through the roof. It’s been a great time!

I have begun working with an amazing functional medicine practioner to heal the hormone imbalance and work to reverse the Hashimoto’s in the most natural way possible. I will continue to write and share about my journey, in the hopes that it helps someone out there who is struggling with the same thing.

In the meantime, here are some of the natural solutions for hair loss that have been working for me.

The Best Non-Toxic Hand Soap + A Money-Saving Hack

It’s no secret that I LOVE my OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash. Not only does it do an excellent job at…well…washing your hands, but it’s pH balanced to protect your skin, free of harmful sythetic ingredients. It’s also infused with the immune-supportive power of the OnGuard blend, which contains essential oils of Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary; all of which help protect against environmental and seasonal threats. 

The best part? You can even dilute the liquid to stretch your pennies, and still get all the squeaky-clean foamy goodness. 

DIY Hand Sanitizer Spray

As you might have seen, hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves these past few weeks as people work to protect themselves from the spread of germs. But did you know that most hand sanitizers on the market actually contain harmful ingredients that not only irritate the skin and respiratory system, but can actually suppress the immune system even further?

Most sanitizers out there contain triclosan, which is an antibacterial agent that actually DOES NOT have the ability to ward off viruses. It is suspected to be a carcinogen, and kills off both good and bad bacteria from the skin, meaning it can weaken the immune system. It is also lipophillic, so it can accumulate in your body’s fat cells over time and has been found in breast milk, blood and urine samples. Tricolosan is a major endocrine disruptor, and has been linked to various hormone-related issues and toxicity. Definitely not something we want to be exposing ourselves to.

So, what to do instead? You can whip up your very own DIY hand mist at a fraction of the cost, and without any harmful ingredients. I’ma teach you how!

Springtime Essentials: Natural Support for Allergy Season

Anyone else SUPER ready for Spring, but not such a huge fan of all the itchy throats, runny noses, watery eyes, and stuffy heads?!

Thankfully, there are lots of natural remedies you can use at home to help support your body against all of those seasonal threats. Below are some of the things that have worked for us!

Essential Oils for Grief

I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post for weeks now.

Part of me hasn’t really wanted to talk about this topic because, well, it sucks. Grief is a weird and wild process, and it manifests itself differently in all of us. No matter where you are in your own stage of loss, using essential oils for grief can be supportive for emotional health.

I would much rather share with you my latest DIY recipe or a recent travel adventure to be honest. But if you’re reading this, chances are you are struggling right now. Maybe you’ve recently lost someone you love. Or you’re grieving some unmet excpectations. Or maybe you’re feeling like you’ve lost your place or purpose. I’ve been there, and while I’m certainly no expert I do know that it all gets a fraction easier when we can connect with others who know what we’re going through. So here goes.

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Do you ever feel a little less than motivated when those grey, dreary clouds hide the sun for more than a few days? Yeah, me too. Big time.

I grew up in Northern Nevada where the sun shines well over 300 days a year-even when it’s freezing. I think that has something to do with the fact that if I go more than a few days without seeing the sunshine, I begin to feel drained and sad and altogether not myself. One of my biggest adjustments for me when it comes to #RVlife has been dealing with the emotional effects of winter in places where it’s dreary and grey for long periods of time. I never realized how big of an effect it had on me until we began traveling full-time. So I’ve had to create some healthy habits to turn to in order to get out of the funk and back into flow. Here are a few of my favorites.

DIY Facial Toner

What’s In Your Beauty Products?

Did you know the average woman applies over 500 chemicals to her body every single day? Or the fact that the current legislation in the US regulating the cosmetic industry only bans 8 ingredients from use in beauty products when that same number for the EU is more than 1,300? This is is not ok, my friends.

Swapping out your beauty products is an easy and inexpensive way to start ditching the chemicals in your home and loving on your endocrine system. A great way to make the shift toward more natural products is to start finding DIY recipes to replace what you’re already purchasing. You’ll find most products can be made with ingredients you already have lying around in your pantry. 

10 Ways to Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

Switching out the harmful ingredients in your cleaning supplies for non-toxic options can make a huge difference in your health. Research links many household cleaning products to respiratory issues, digestive problems, mood imbalance, and skin sensitivities. Lemon essential oil acts as a powerful cleaning agent and is a super versatile tool to have in your cleaning cabinet.

Here are 10 of my favorite ways to use Lemon essential oil for cleaning.

Top 5 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

In case you don’t know by now, Frankincense is my right-hand man.

My ride-or-die, forever love. This is also the essential oil I think I use the most, which is why I thought it deserved its own blog post. 

With so many amazing properties, it can be hard to decide how to start using your Frankie.

So I’ve pared it down to my top 5 favorite uses to make it easier for you to begin. Remember, as with most things, when it comes to our health and wellness, you’ll get the most out of your essential oils when you use them consistently and routinely. If it all seems a bit overwhelming, just pick one or two action items from this list and then reassess in a month or so.

Hi! I'm Kelley! I am a former elementary school teacher, turned holistic lifestyle coach and I am so glad you're here. After being diagnosed with (and healing myself from) a rare chronic illness, I now teach people how to tap into their intuition in order to make the changes they wish to see in their health, naturally. I'm on a mission to change the way we think about self-care, so we can all show up in the world as our best and brightest selves. I can't wait to connect with you!